Cha Cha Chain Maille Bracelet Tutorial
Cha Cha Chain Maille Bracelet
Borosilicate glass drop beads (25-30)
9mm 16 gauge sterling silver jump rings (28-33)
Trigger clasp (1)
Flat nose pliers (2 pairs)
Grasp each side of a jump ring with flat nose pliers, aligning the opening at the top of the ring
Carefully open the jump ring, being sure to maintain the alignment of the ring. Never “un-round” the ring, or you might never get it round again!
String on one borosilicate bead and carefully close the jump ring.
Open another jump ring. String on one borosilicate bead and the closed ring from the previous step.
Continue adding jump rings in this manner until you reach the desired length. Don’t worry too much how you arrange each bead on its ring. The randomness is part of the fun!
As the chain builds, it looks like this.
On one end of the chain, add two empty jump rings.
On the other end of the chain, add one empty jump ring.
Add a trigger clasp to the last jump ring.
Your finished bracelet will look like this.